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Two (2) European etchings, including Jan Harmensz Muller and Francesco Bartolozzi. 1st item: Jan Harmensz Muller (Dutch, 1571-1628) engraving after Hendrick Goltzius of male putto or cherub holding onto a winged sea creature. Plate – 6 3/4" H x 7 1/4" W. Sight – 8 1/2" H x 9 5/8" W. Framed – 9 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W. Likely a 19th century restrike. 2nd item: Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, 1727-1815), etching after Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), St. Anne, the Virgin and Jesus, depicting St. Anne, seated on a pedestal, holding the Christ child in her right arm, with the Virgin Mary seated on a chair, leaning towards Jesus. Originally published by J. Boydell, c. 1768; this is a later edition. Framed under glass in a narrow molded giltwood frame. Sight – 17 1/2" H x 13 7/8" W. Framed – 18 5/8" H x 15 1/8" W.
PROVENANCE: The estates of sculptor Olen Bryant and late Vanderbilt University art professor Thomas Brumbaugh, Clarksville/Cottontown, Tennessee
CONDITION: 1st item: Crease lower right, overall excellent condition. 2nd item: Glued down. Some creasing at center.